Life On Ice A History Of New Uses For Cold Blood

Author: Joanna Radin
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022641731X
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After the atomic bombing at the end of World War II, anxieties about survival in the nuclear age led scientists to begin stockpiling and freezing hundreds of thousands of blood samples from indigenous communities around the world. These samples were believed to embody potentially invaluable biological information about genetic ancestry, evolution, microbes, and much more. Today, they persist in freezers as part of a global tissue-based infrastructure. In Life on Ice, Joanna Radin examines how and why these frozen blood samples shaped the practice known as biobanking.
 
The Cold War projects Radin tracks were meant to form an enduring total archive of indigenous blood before it was altered by the polluting forces of modernity. Freezing allowed that blood to act as a time-traveling resource. Radin explores the unique cultural and technical circumstances that created and gave momentum to the phenomenon of life on ice and shows how these preserved blood samples served as the building blocks for biomedicine at the dawn of the genomic age. In an era of vigorous ethical, legal, and cultural debates about genetic privacy and identity, Life on Ice reveals the larger picture—how we got here and the promises and problems involved with finding new uses for cold human blood samples.

Life On Ice

Author: Joanna Radin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644824X
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Today, they persist in freezers as part of a global tissue-based infrastructure. In Life on Ice, Joanna Radin examines how and why these frozen blood samples shaped the practice known as biobanking.

In Cold Blood

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781588361653
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In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

Synthetic

Author: Sophia Roosth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644046X
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This is a story of broad interest, because the active, interested making of the synthetic biologists is endemic to the sciences of our time."

The Earthquake Observers

Author: Deborah R. Coen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226111830
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In The Earthquake Observers, Deborah R. Coen acquaints readers not only with the century’s most eloquent seismic commentators, including Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Karl Kraus, Ernst Mach, John ...

Life Out Of Sequence

Author: Hallam Stevens
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022608034X
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The use of computers in biology has radically transformed who biologists are, what they do, and how they understand life. In Life Out of Sequence, Hallam Stevens looks inside this new landscape of digital scientific work.

How Life Began

Author: Alexandre Meinesz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226519333
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It is this version of genesis that Alexandre Meinesz explores in this engaging tale of life's origins and evolution.

The Iceman

Author: Anthony Bruno
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0345540093
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For as Polifrone carefully built up a case against Kuklinksi, he knew he was running out of time—because the Iceman was planning to kill him too. “Bruno puts his writing talents to white-knuckle use with a tight focus on a killer with ...

Burial Rites

Author: Hannah Kent
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447233182
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Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 'One of the most gripping, intriguing and unique books I've read this year' Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth Northern Iceland, 1829.

Cold As Ice

Author: Carlton Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429929400
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***Please note: This ebook edition does not contain the photos found in the print edition.*** Kathleen Savio was married to Drew Peterson for eleven years before filing for divorce in 2003.

The Call Of The Wild And White Fang

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633679
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Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written.